GRHS Chorus Launch
With regards to the commercial/television category that I am submitting this to as I wasn’t sure what the best fit would be for my submission, they incorporate interviews, muppets, cartoons, animations, graphics design, memes and lots of music. All of them were either created by me, by students or in some cases by other people far better suited to make animations then myself. And being a public speaker on music education (www.MusicalNeuroscience.com) I would be more than happy to share these reproducible techniques with anyone who needs to know.
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Also, the Middle School singers now actively compete in the Music in the Parks program and the High School has just joined the ACDA and competed last year at the ACDA NJ State Choral Competition. The Varsity Chorus has been asked to sing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden for the NCAA Men’s Basketball semi-finals and went to New Orleans last year for a series of historic once in a lifetime performances.
Advice for someone looking to replicate this project in their own community?
To replicate this program, a music teacher should create a logo and slogan. Then they should make a video intro using free software or pay someone $5 to do it on websites like Fiverr. Get creative and find who has the expertise you need in your school (both teacher and student). Get as many people involved as possible. When prepared with your commercials and marketing materials, post/display/play something each and everyday. Take the time out of your schedule to walk around the school(s). Introduce yourself to everyone you don’t know (including students). Were something that looks musical, every day. This way people will make that assumption about you being “that music person”. And finally, embrace the change and welcome all students. Now isn’t the time to audition. Instead, I advise having all participants perform “assessments” so you know where to place them in each group. There will come a time to audition, but the program needs to be established first. We all work in communities with hidden musical gems. Find them, ask for their help, form bonds and get your students performing as often as possible!